3rd May

We seem to be suffering from the same affliction as the rest of the south coast, with steady easterlies failing to dispel the prevailing cloud that is blocking the north coast of France. The day list reflected this, although an addition to the island year list occurred with the first Storm Petrel at Chesil. Highlights at the Bill were limited to a single Great Northern Diver making a shortcut over the Higher Light and singles of Arctic Skua and Hobby

A cycle past Ferrybridge at this time of year can be highly rewarding, even on a poor day like today ©Joe Stockwell: